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Almuth Schult (German pronunciation: [ˈʔalmuːt ˈʃʊlt];[1] born 9 February 1991) is a German footballer. She currently plays for VfL Wolfsburg and the German national team as a goalkeeper.[2]

Almuth Schult
Almuth Schult 2013 1.jpg
Schult in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Dannenberg, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 1
Youth career
1996–2007 FC SG Gartow
2007–2008 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Hamburger SV 0 (0)
2008–2011 Magdeburger FFC 44 (0)
2011–2013 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 43 (0)
2013– VfL Wolfsburg 116 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U19 11 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U20 10 (0)
2010 Germany U23 1 (0)
2011– Germany 64 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:27, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

At the age of five, Schult began her career at her local football club FC SG Gartow, before moving to Hamburger SV in 2007. She joined Magdeburger FFC in 2008, where she played in the third-tier Regionalliga. At Magdeburg Schult became a regular starter and achieved promotion with her team to the second Bundesliga, where she played two full seasons. In 2011, Schult signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga side SC 07 Bad Neuenahr.[3] In 2013, she signed a two years contract with Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League champions VfL Wolfsburg.[4]

InternationalEdit

Schult reached third-place with Germany at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, appearing in two matches. Two years later, she was Germany's first choice goalkeeper at the 2010 U-20 Women's World Cup, which the team won. The tournament was played on home soil in Germany. Schult was called up as third goalkeeper for Germany's 2011 Women's World Cup squad.[5] Her first team debut was on 15 February 2012 against Turkey.[6][7]

After the retirement of Nadine Angerer, Schult's first major tournament as the starting goalkeeper for Germany came at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she played every minute and earned Germany their first ever gold medal in women's Olympic football.[8]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Krech, Eva-Maria; Stock, Eberhard; Hirschfeld, Ursula; Anders, Lutz Christian (2009). Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch [German Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 306, 912. ISBN 978-3-11-018202-6.
  2. ^ "Nationalspielerin Almuth Schult" (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Bad Neuenahr verpflichtet Almuth Schult" [Bad Neuenahr signs Almuth Schult] (in German). womensoccer.de. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper Schult goes to Wolfsburg". uefa.com. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ Bundestrainerin benennt 21-köpfigen WM-Kader. Kicker.de. 27 May 2011. Accessed 7 June 2011.
  6. ^ DFB-Frauen glanzlos an die Spitze. Kicker.de. 15 February 2012. 15 February 2012.
  7. ^ "EM-Qualifikation, 2011/2012, Gruppe 2 – Türkei 0 Deutschland 5". DFB – Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. (in German). 14 August 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". fifa.com. 19 August 2016.
  9. ^ Awards 2014

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